November 9th, 2009 my dad suffered a massive stroke that took two thirds of the left side of his brain, his ability to speak, write, and move the right side of his body. While he still has extreme limitations, he has regained a good deal of his independence over the ensuing two and a half years and continues to get better. When my parents had a sidewalk put in the back yard so that Dad can venture into it, Mom wrote these words in the concrete as a reminder of how far they've come after losing so much. So much truth in so short a sentence.

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